Hackathon4Women – february 2021


With the support of equal.brussels, POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ-PLS is organizing a virtual hackathon specially dedicated to the (re) employment of women who face or have faced domestic violence on February 11 and 12, 2021. An innovative way of using collective intelligence to develop concrete avenues to facilitate this reintegration process.

2020 is an extraordinary year to say the least, and not in the best sense of the word. The coronavirus crisis has consequences on all aspects of our daily life:

  • Health, first, it puts us face to face with our vulnerability and reminds us of the importance of this formula which had become commonplace to “take care of yourself”.
  • Economic, then, it came to upset our consumption patterns and the way our work is organized and,
  • Socially, above all, this crisis has had a heavy impact on the labor market, and highlights many social inequalities and gender.

Thus, women are the first victims of sexual, gender-based and / or domestic violence. However, as we had already alerted in April 2020, the number of reports of domestic violence increased sharply with the first confinement. Today, in Belgium as elsewhere, it is more than ever necessary to fight against domestic violence.

Why Hackathon4Women?

  • Because employment is a guarantee of financial independence and autonomy ;
  • Because a business can – and should – be a safe, protective place for people who are not safe in their homes;
  • Because it is time for all the stakeholders involved in the process of (re) employing women who are or have been confronted with violence to become actors in the fight against such violence.

POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ-PLS is banking on its role as a linker by organizing, on February 11 and 12, 2021 (from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), a virtual and free hackathon, during which we will be able to meet and reflect together on concrete avenues to facilitate this process. The objective is to strengthen synergies between the worlds of socio-professional integration (ISP), the company, social partners and specialized associations, in order to facilitate the (re) employment of women who are in or faced domestic violence.

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